Hunter Valley – Lochinvar House

About 100KM outside Sydney and you’re in Wine Country – the Hunter Valley. There are over 120 wineries within about 10 square miles here, so there ought to be something worth drinking here – even for our most discerning of palates.

We’re spending a few nights in a glorious B&B in the heart of The Hunter, with Rebecca, Michael, Isabel and Alice. Lochinvar House is run by Phil and Heather who are great hosts and fantastic cooks.

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The house was built in 1841 in the traditional homestead style, and has a very Victorian feel inside. Perhaps it’s sympathetic to the style of the house, then, that it is very very cold.

But there’s going to be plenty to do here – the large gardens are full of fruit and alpacas. Max has spent most of the morning up a tree picking mulberries – even comandeering Phil’s ladder to help reach the juicier ones!

We also loaded the children into the cattle stall. Moooooo!

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